Bidimensional ensemble empirical mode decomposition of functional biomedical images taken during a contour integration task

Al-Baddai, S. , Al-Subari, K. , Tomé, A.M. , Volberg, G. , Hanslmayr, S. , Hammwöhner, R. and Lang, E.W. (2014) Bidimensional ensemble empirical mode decomposition of functional biomedical images taken during a contour integration task. Biomedical Signal Processing and Control, 13, pp. 218-236. (doi: 10.1016/j.bspc.2014.04.011)

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Abstract

In cognitive neuroscience, extracting characteristic textures and features from functional imaging modalities which could be useful in identifying particular cognitive states across different conditions is still an important field of study. This paper explores the potential of two-dimensional ensemble empirical mode decomposition (2DEEMD) to extract such textures, so-called bidimensional intrinsic mode functions (BIMFs), of functional biomedical images, especially functional magnetic resonance images (fMRI) taken while performing a contour integration task. To identify most informative textures, i.e. BIMFs, a support vector machine (SVM) as well as a random forest (RF) classifier is trained for two different stimulus/response conditions. Classification performance is used to estimate the discriminative power of extracted BIMFs. The latter are then analyzed according to their spatial distribution of brain activations related with contour integration. Results distinctly show the participation of frontal brain areas in contour integration. Employing features generated from textures represented by BIMFs exhibit superior classification performance when compared with a canonical general linear model (GLM) analysis employing statistical parametric mapping (SPM).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hanslmayr, Professor Simon
Authors: Al-Baddai, S., Al-Subari, K., Tomé, A.M., Volberg, G., Hanslmayr, S., Hammwöhner, R., and Lang, E.W.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Biomedical Signal Processing and Control
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1746-8094
ISSN (Online):1746-8108
Published Online:06 June 2014

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